Copa Americana Bucaramanga 2018

October 8-11, 2018

The Copa Americana is one of the tournaments on the international circuit of the Italian Soccer Academy (ITSA). It is a sporting and cultural event, with the goal of establishing the stepping stones of the ITSA youth program. It is also an exchange of experiences, folklore and sports customs in America and Europe. The Copa Americana is also an event that provides an opportunity for young talents and their respective delegations to show their skills and improve in a challenging environment. The tournament is strongly linked to other activities developed by Stepstone Enterprises and Eddie Marles. All these activities are part of a unique process, which culminates with the player's promotion to the university program or our professional program, since the progression through the continuity of the participants, leads to this end.

Authorized International Qualifying Tournaments:

  • Location: Orito, Putumayo in Colombia.
  • Date: March 16-19, 2018
  • Fields: Estadio Municipal and Cancha 12 de octubre
  • Category: 2004-2005

In Partnership with Escuela Nuevos Talentos



Tournament brochure coming soon!

Divisions of Play

Boys 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008

Girls 2004

Location

TBD

Bucaramanga en la nocheBucaramanga is a Colombian municipality, capital of the department of Santander. Declared by the World Bank in its study of "competitive cities for studies and growth" as the most prosperous city in Latin America. It is located northeast of the country on the Eastern Cordillera, branch of the Andes, on the banks of the Rio de Oro. Bucaramanga has 528.575 inhabitants and along with Floridablanca, Girón and Piedecuesta make up the metropolitan area with a total of 1.141.694 inhabitants, being the fifth most populated urban agglomeration of the country. In Bucaramanga and the neighboring municipalities, a variety of tourist activities can be carried out; Ecological tourism through its parks, adventure tourism at the table of Ruitoque (Floridablanca). 15 minutes from the city is the "Voladero las Águilas" where you can practice paragliding. The downtown area has colonial buildings, such as the churches of San Laureano, the Chapel of Dolores. Some important houses like the house of Bolívar, by Luis Perú de Lacroix. Other colonial constructions are found in the neighboring municipalities of the city.

 

 

 

 

Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

2008-2006: Max 18 Players

2004-2000: Max 22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

2008 through 2000: 5 Players

These players are allowed per team. These guests must be included on the roster and they count towards the roster limit.


MATCH LENGTH

2008: 7 v 7 two halves 25 minutes each

2006: 9 v 9 two halves 25 minutes each

2004 and 2000: 11 v 11 two halves 35 minutes each

Each team will play a minimum of 4 games.


LAWS OF THE GAME

Games will be punctual - no exceptions. All games will be played under modified FIFA laws of the game as well as FYSA regulations. Full manual with the rules and regulations will be provided during team registration.


SCORING METHOD

Win = 3 points

Tie = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

In the elimination stage, if the score is tied at the end of regulation time, kicks from the penalty mark, as per FIFA laws will decide the match.


TIE-BREAKER PROCEDURES

Winner from Head-to-Head competition

Goal differential

Goals in favor

Goals against

Penalty Kicks


FORFEIT

If a team does not turn up for a game, loses on protest, or is omitted from the tournament, the score is set at 0-3.

PRIZE

FIRST PLACE: For 2008 and 2006: The winner may participate in the Copa Americana Miami 2019 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 14 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

For 2004 to 2000: The winner will be able to participate in the Copa Americana Miami 2019 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 16 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

TOP SCORER: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

BEST GOALIE: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

* ONLY THE TEAMS THAT HAVE TAKEN ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AWARDS. LOCAL TEAMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE IF THEY HAVE PAID THE FULL TEAM REGISTRATION COST. ALL PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2018, EITHER BY SENDING AN EMAIL OR WRITTEN FORM AND INDICATING THE PRIZE TO CLAIM.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

$500 USD + 3.2% fee for local teams

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TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Feb 20th (Local teams) Jan 20th for all international teams